This exercise is great for the rehabilitation of the adductor muscle group which are active in both the supporting leg and the leg generating the movement. Completion on both sides is recommended. This exercise is to be completed on a surface that has some glide. Either timber floorboards, tiles or smooth carpet with socks is appropriate.
- Standing on the target limb, bend the knee as you slide the opposing leg out to the side
- Keep the knee of the sliding leg straight and maintain a firm contact with the ground the entire time
- Ensure that on the return, you imagine zipping the legs together
- You can also stabilise yourself while holding a broom in front of you or a bench to the side of you